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National Library Week – Pajama Day!

Happy National Library Week! Today, we’re enjoying Pajama Day! Head over to Beanstack to be able to participate in our Daily Quick Question and get a chance to win a gift card to a local Lowell eatery! Head over to our social media to participate in our patron poll for today’s question “Is it okay…
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In Memory of Larry McMurty

Click on any of the books above to go directly to their catalog page.  Larry McMurtry died on Thursday at the age of 84. The prolific author wrote fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays.  Even if you have not read his books, you may be familiar with his work. His novels Terms of Endearment and The Last…
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Check Out a Grammy-Winning Album!

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, March 14. Check out some of the winning albums that we have here at the library. For a full list of winners and nominees, click here. You can request items for curbside pickup Monday-Thursday 10-8 and Friday and Saturday 10-4. To reserve a CD, place a…
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COVID-19 Vaccines, Scams and More!

We are still wearing masks and keeping our distance due to COVID-19, but the population is creeping toward herd immunity with the help of vaccines.  As of March 4, 1,868,847 vaccine doses had been administered in Massachusetts. Currently, people in Phase 1, individuals age 75 and older, individuals age 65-74, individuals with 2 or more…
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Monday March 8th is International Women’s Day!

Post brought to you by library intern, Lauren Ordway an English Major at UML.  International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8th, is exactly as it sounds; a day recognized worldwide in which women’s fight for equality is recognized and awareness of our biased society is confronted. A big focus of IWD is celebrating the many social,…
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Golden Globes 2021 – Check out some winners!

The Golden Globe Awards, honoring movies and television, were held on Sunday night. We have some of the winners, and others are on the way.  You can request items for curbside pickup Monday-Thursday 10-8 and Friday and Saturday 10-4. To reserve a Book or DVD, place a request in the online catalog, fill out a…
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HFPA Golden Globes Awards Sign

Women Pioneers

The Backwoods of Canada by Catharine Parr Strickland Traill was published in 1836, this is Traill’s first-hand account of life in present-day Ontario, Canada. This collection of letters was published as a guide for other women moving to the wilderness of the new world. Traill’s chronicle examines the experience of pioneer women and the domestic…
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Coming Soon to PML by Alison, Reference Librarian

As a librarian, I have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at upcoming books.  Below are some books I enjoyed that are coming soon to PML. Most of them already have holds, so be sure to put your name on the list soon. To reserve a book, place a request in the online catalog,…
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Celebrating the Forgotten Military Heroes

During Black History Month, it is important to capture the stories of the heroes whose contributions to the United States and our various victories around the world have been forgotten or unshared. Check out the following selections for just a few of the untold stories. Forgotten : the untold story of D-Day's Black heroes, at…
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Representing the Past for Black History Month!

If you live in New England, you’re no stranger to living history. From Salem to Boston to Lowell you can always find a historical reenactor in layers of cotton with wool socks baking in the summer heat to tell the stories of the past. In the South, other stories are told in a very similar…
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Lost Shirts?

February is Romance Readers' Month. In honor of that, staff member Falicia pulled some books and realized a very interesting fact that most men seem to lose their shirts on the covers of Romance Books. Here are some of ones that she found... Wicked Cowboy Wolf https://mvlc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/lowell1/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:1156814/one Dangerous Highlander https://mvlc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/lowell1/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:130928/one Destiny's Embrace https://mvlc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/lowell1/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:137999/one Dragon Fall…
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Hail to the Chief!

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February is Black History Month

Here are a few reading recommendations for Black History month from our library intern, Lauren Ordway an English Major at UML.  Black History Month is a month-long celebration in February surrounding the accomplishments and achievements of African Americans within the history of the United States. Starting as just a week, it soon evolved into a…
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